Jasper Fforde

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Jasper Fforde

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January 11, 1961

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Jasper Fforde is a novelist living in Wales. He is the son of John Standish Fforde, the 24th Chief Cashier for the Bank of England, whose signature used to appear on sterling banknotes, and is cousin of Desmond Fforde, married with the author Katie Fforde. His early career was spent as a focus puller in the film industry, where he worked on a number of films including Quills, GoldenEye, and Entrapment.

His published books include a series of novels starring Thursday Next: The Eyre Affair (2001), Lost in a Good Book (2002), The Well of Lost Plots (2003), Something Rotten (2004) and First Among Sequels (2007). The Big Over Easy (2005), which shares a similar setting with the Next novels, is a reworking of his first written novel, which initial...more


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Average rating: 4.01 · 251,286 ratings · 21,968 reviews · 22 distinct works · Similar authors
The Eyre Affair (Thursday N...
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 70,972 ratings — published 2001 — 71 editions
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Lost in a Good Book (Thursd...
4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 32,355 ratings — published 2002 — 50 editions
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The Well of Lost Plots (Thu...
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Something Rotten (Thursday ...
4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 21,073 ratings — published 2004 — 39 editions
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The Big Over Easy (Nursery ...
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Shades of Grey: The Road to...
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First Among Sequels (Thursd...
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The Fourth Bear (Nursery Cr...
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One of Our Thursdays Is Mis...
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The Eyre Affair Lost in a Good Book The Well of Lost Plots Something Rotten First Among Sequels One of Our Thursdays Is Mis... The Woman Who Died a Lot
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January 2010, Jasper Fforde
"I have a sneaking regard for yellow as a coquettish mistress. But if I were to be surrounded by color, it would have to be a green." ...More

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“If the real world were a book, it would never find a publisher. Overlong, detailed to the point of distraction-and ultimately, without a major resolution.”
Jasper Fforde, Something Rotten

“After all, reading is arguably a far more creative and imaginative process than writing; when the reader creates emotion in their head, or the colors of the sky during the setting sun, or the smell of a warm summer's breeze on their face, they should reserve as much praise for themselves as they do for the writer - perhaps more.”
Jasper Fforde, The Well of Lost Plots

“Take no heed of her.... She reads a lot of books.”
Jasper Fforde, The Eyre Affair

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